Drone regulations in Slovakia
In this article, you’ll learn what you need to know about flying a drone in Slovakia.
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In the following, we give you an overview of the current rules in the country.
Overview: Drone rules in Slovakia
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Further regulations for drone pilots in Slovakia
In Slovakia, drones must remain within visual line of sight. The maximum allowed distance between pilot and drone must not exceed 1000 meters.
Private copters with a take-off mass of 20 kilograms or more must be registered.
Safety distances and flight bans
Keep a distance of 5.5 kilometers to airports and heliports and 50 meters to persons, buildings, ships and vehicles. Also keep at least 1500 meters away from densely built areas and crowds if the drone weighs 7 kilograms or more.
Crowds and built-up areas should not be overflown. Also check if there are flight bans before visiting a national park.
In Slovakia, drones can only be used in daylight. If the drone has lighting, it should be turned on.
Special rules in Slovakia
If you want to take aerial photographs, you’ll need to get permission from the Department of Defense, and depending on the type of operation, your flight may belong to the commercial category.
Regulations for commercial pilots
Commercial drone pilots need a permit from the traffic authority (permission to perform air works, § 44 Slovak Air Traffic Law). This requires registration of the copter, and you have to pass a theoretical and a practical examination in the Slovakian language with the Transport Authority. An administrative fee of 600 euros will be charged for a permit.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Slovakia to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Slovakia!